[ plas-er-vil ]

  1. a town in central California; 19th-century gold-mining center.

Words Nearby Placerville Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Placerville in a sentence

  • In the mining days at Placerville there was no more redoubtable poker player in the county.

    The Octopus | Frank Norris
  • The second day arter I was changed to the Placerville route, thet woman comes outer the hotel above the stage-office.

  • A Pioneer who had just crossed the Plains fell into a strange experience upon his arrival at Placerville.

    The Life of Bret Harte | Henry Childs Merwin
  • A letter from Placerville, written in September, 1850, describes a female Pioneer who had not quite reached the goal.

    The Life of Bret Harte | Henry Childs Merwin
  • A fierce storm arose the day before the start was to be made, and it fell heavier on the Placerville than on the other route.

    The Lake of the Sky | George Wharton James